Cultural Crossings: Production, Consumption, and Reception across the Canada-US Border
Second international Culture and the Canada-US Border conference
University of Nottingham, 20-22 June 2014
Keynote Speakers: Charles Acland, Danielle Fuller, and DeNel Rehberg Sedo
Call for papers (click to download)
The Leverhulme Trust-funded Culture and the Canada-US Border international research network is pleased to invite proposals for papers or panels addressing topics related to cultural production, consumption, and reception across the Canada-US border. The 49th parallel has been considered by many Canadian nationalists to symbolize Canada’s cultural independence from the United States, with attendant anxieties about how an “undefended” border might fail to safeguard Canadian culture adequately. This conference seeks to probe the implications for the production, consumption, and reception of literature, film, television, music, theatre, and visual art in relation to the Canada-US border. We encourage analysis of cultural texts, phenomena, and industries both in terms of how they might operate differently in Canada and the United States and the ways in which they might straddle, or ignore, the border altogether. We invite proposals on both contemporary and historical cultural texts and contexts.
Although submissions on any relevant area of interest are welcome, we particularly welcome papers focusing on the following in a cross-border and/or comparative context:
- book histories and publication contexts
- reading cultures and communities
- Hollywood North/runaway film and television production
- Film exhibition and television broadcast
- Re-mounts, re-makes, and adaptations
- Musical production, consumption, or reception
- Museum and gallery exhibition
- Aesthetic influences
- Cultural policy
- Economics and their implications for cultural production and consumption
- Fan cultures
- Celebrity culture
- Cultural workers
- National habitus
- Prize culture
- Reading and/or viewing
- Cultural censorship
Please send 300-word proposals for 20-minute papers and a brief bio to CCUSBorder@kent.ac.uk by 1 November 2013. Panel proposals should include individual paper proposals plus a 100-words summary of the panel’s theme.
A limited number of bursaries are available for graduate students delivering papers. Please email CCUSBorder@kent.ac.uk for details.
The CCUSB network, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, grew out of a conference held at the University of Kent, UK, in 2009. Its core members are located at the Universities of Kent and Nottingham, SUNY Buffalo, Algoma, Mt. Royal (Calgary), and Royal Roads (Victoria). Participation in the network’s activities does not require membership. For further details visit: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ccusb
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